When you come to Albuquerque for a visit, you're probably not coming here for high tea, but since you're here, you need to put that on your list of to-do's. You need to experience the St. James Tearoom. Alright, I confess, I have been a tea drinker since I was five years old when my grandmother helped me begin the addiction, but having the opportunity for a high tea experience has not always been easy. Having said this, I have been to a number of fine tea establishments and St. James is the finest of them all. They cater to the locals with special event teas; they have teas for children; they have teas for men where they enjoy cigars; and now they even have beer. They really want to focus on the finer moments of life where one can just sit and enjoy something simple but lavish.
Yes, it is women who flock here, but I have treated a number of men who actually have returned again and again with me and often times they treat, so maybe it's not a bad idea to invite a man or two as a good investment in future teas. The friends I have taken here from out of town always remember St. James as a highlight of their visit.
The tearoom is very flexible in offering vegetarian savories and decaffeinated teas, but you do need to request ahead. They will also swap a tea variety if there is one you really want that day, but it is not on the menu for the month. You definitely want to make a reservation before you leave home, as you do not want to be disappointed when you get to Albuquerque.
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